1 <- THE REVELATION. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. 1. INTRODUCTION. 2, 3. THE PEOPLE ON THE EARTH. 4, 5 IN HEAVEN. (The Throne, the Book, and the Lamb.). 6: 1 7: 8 ON EARTH. (The Six Seals and 144,000.). 7: 9 8: 6 IN HEAVEN. (The Great Multitude and the Seventh Seal.). 8: 7 11: 14 ON EARTH. (The Six Trumpets.). 11: 15 19 IN HEAVEN. (The Seventh Trumpet.). 11: -19 ON EARTH. (The Earthquake, &c.). 12: 1 12. IN HEAVEN. (Woman, Child, and Dragon.) [Satan's First Rebellion. 4 ] . 12: 13 13: 18 ON EARTH. (The Dragon and Two Beasts.). 14: 1 5 IN HEAVEN. (The Lamb and 144,000.). 14: 6 20 ON EARTH. (The Six Angels.). 15: 1 8. IN HEAVEN. (The Seven Vial Angels.) . 16: 1 18: 24. ON EARTH. (The Seven Vials.). 19: 1 16. IN HEAVEN. (The Marriage of the Lamb, &c.)
2 19: 17 20: 15 ON EARTH. (The Final Five Judgments.). 21: 1 22: 5. THE PEOPLE ON THE NEW EARTH. 22: 6 21. CONCLUSION. Click to follow Link. (Note. The Structures in the Notes are taken from Dr. Bullinger's comprehensive work, The Apocalypse, but as not all in that volume are here given, the lettering is not consecutive throughout. This, however, does not interfere with the study of the Structures presented.). INTRODUCTORY NOTES. 1. TITLE OF THE BOOK. Man calls it The Revelation of St. John the Divine . But its God-given title is in the first verse, The Revelation of Jesus Christ , that is, the Unveiling, Revealing, and Presentation to earth and heaven of the Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah) as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords . It is spoken of as: (a) The word of God (1:2), in the sense in which the term occurs in the Old Testament (Cp.)
3 1 Chron. 17:3. Jer. 1:4, 13. Ezek. 1:3. Joel 1:1; &c.): (b) This prophecy (1:3): therefore a prophetic message. The blessing here promised makes it clear that from this verse (and not 4:1, as many suppose) to the end the Book concerns things yet future: (c) The testimony of Jesus Christ (1:2, 9). Either as testimony to Him as the Coming One (Genitive of the Object): or, the testimony He bore on earth (Gen. of the Subject; ); probably both. 2. AUTHORSHIP. The testimony of Melito, bishop of Sardis (c. 170), quoted by Eusebius; Irenaeus (c. 180); the Mutatorian Cannon fragment (c. 200);. Clement of Alexandria (c. 200); Tertullian (c. 200); Origen (c. 233); Hippolytus, bishop of Pontus (c. 240); &c., may fairly be accepted as to the writer being John the beloved disciple and apostle, as against the claims of a supposed John, an Elder (cp.
4 Peter's eldership, 1 Pet. 5:1) resident in Asia , who is hailed by the majority of modern critics as being the author of the Johannine letters (see Introductory Notes to 1 John) and the Revelation ( ). 3. DATE WRITTEN. This by almost unanimous consent if the early Church writers is ascribed to the close of the reign of the Emperor Domitian, about 96. At the time of the so-called :Second General Persecution of the Christians . 4. To Whom it was originally sent is unknown. We have no clue, and therefore all speculations on the subject are valueless. (For Characteristics, Scope, Symbolism, &c., of Revelation, see ). This is Page 1883 (w/Addendums) From The Companion Bible. Salvation. The Companion Bible (Condensed): REVELATION: Page: -1883 (1). THE REVELATION.
5 1. 1 The .. Christ. The Divine title of the Book.. 1 . THE REVELATION of Jesus Christ, which God gave The Revelation = Revelation. Gr. apokalupsis, whence our "Apocalypse". to Him, to point out to His servants what things must Ap. 106. II. i and Ap. 197. Jesus Christ. Ap. 98. XI. unto = to. shew = point out. needs with speed come to pass; and He having sent and First occ. Matt. 4. 8. Cp. 22. 6. servants, servant. Ap. 190. I. 2. The signified it by His angel unto His servant John: word is peculiarly appropriated to Israel throughout O. T., and in this Book 2 Who bare witness of the word of God, and of the witness is used (fourteen times) as the proper title of those who are its subjects. Contrast "servants" and "sons", Rom. 8. 14-17. Gal. 4. 1-7.
6 L John 3. 1. of Jesus Christ, and of whatsoever things he saw. things, &c. = what things must needs come to pass. See Dan. 2. 29 (Sept.). 3 Happy is he that readeth, and they that hear the 2words of shortly = with (Gr. en) speed. sent = having sent. Ap. 174. 1. 2 record = witness. See p. 1511. The verb occ. only here and 22. 16, 20 in the prophecy, and keep the things which are written in it: Rev. for the time is at hand. the word of God. Thus a direct prophetic communication, as 1 Sam. 9. 27. 4 JOHN to the seven churches which are in Asia: 1 Kings 12. 22. 1 Chron. 17. 3. Yet cp. v. 9; 6. 9; 19. 13; 20. 4. word. Ap. 121. 10. testimony = witness. See John 1. 7 and p. 1511. Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him Who is, and and, &c. Not merely "heard" but saw in vision.
7 Who was, and Who is to come; and from the seven all things that = whatsoever things. saw. Ap. 133. I. 1.. Spirits which are before His throne; 3 Blessed = Happy. Gr. makarios, by which the Sept. renders the Heb. 'ashrey. See Ap. 63. VI. First of seven occ. in Rev. (fifty in N. T.). 5 And from 1 Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and this = the. prophecy. Occ. seven times (Ap. 10) in Rev. the first born of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of keep. See Luke 2. 19, 51. Occ. eleven times in Rev. those = the. the earth. 1To Him That loveth us, and loosed us out from therein = in (Gr. en) it. time. Gr. kairos. Cp. Ap. 195. 4 seven. See App. 10 and 197. 6. our sins by His own blood, churches. Gr. ekklesia. App. 120. I and 186. 6 And made us to be a Kingdom and to be priests 1to Asia.
8 Not Europe, and consequently not Christendom. The revealed God and His Father; to Him be the glory and Grace. Ap. 184. I. 1. Him .. come. Gr. paraphrase of "Jehovah". See Ap. 4. II. the dominion for ever and ever. even the Amen. Which = Who, and so throughout Rev. Spirits. Ap. 101. II. 11. 7 See!, He cometh with the clouds; and every eye [person] 5 faithful. Ap. 150; III; 175. 4. Cp. Isa. 55. 4. shall see [truly comprehend] Him, and they also which Witness. Gr. martus. See 3. 14 and p. 1511. First Begotten. See Rom. 8. 29. Heb. 1. 6. Cp. Ps. 2. 7. Acts. 13. 33. pierced Him: and all tribes of the 5earth shall wail 1 Cor. 15. 20. Col. 1. 18.. because of Him. Yea, even the Amen. of the dead. Ap. l39. 1. The texts omit ek. Prince = Ruler. See John 12.
9 31. kings, &c. See 6. 16. 8 I Am The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the and Ps. 89. 27, 37. earth. Ap. 129. 4. ending saith the Lord God, Who is, and Who was, and loved. The texts read "loveth". Ap. 135. I. 1. Who is to come, the Almighty. washed. The texts read "loosed". Ap. 95. 1. 1; note 2, p 138. from. Gr. ek. Ap. 104. vii. sins. Ap. 128. I. ii. 1, Elsewhere in Rev. 9 I John, your brother, and partaker in the tribulation, 18. 4, 5. in = by. Gr. en. Ap. 104. viii. and kingdom and patience in Jesus , came to be in 6 hath. Omit. the isle that is called Patmos, for the 2word of God, and kings and priests = (to be) a kingdom (so all texts) and (to be) priests. See 5. 10; 20. 6. Ex. 19. 6 (Sept. "a royal priesthood"). the testimony of Jesus.
10 Father. See Ap. 98. III. glory = the glory. See p. 1511. dominion = the dominion. Ap. 172. 2. for ever, &c. Ap. 151. II. A. ii. 9. a. First of fourteen occ. (including 14. 11). Amen = even (the) Amen: see 3. 14. 7 Behold. Ap. 133. I. 2. with. Ap, 104. xi. 1. clouds = the clouds. eye. Fig. Synecdoche (Ap. 6), for person. see. Ap. 133. I. 8 (a). they, &c. Allusion to Zech. 12. 10. pierced. Cp. John 19. 34. kindreds = tribes, as Matt. 19. 28; 24. 30; &c. Gr. phule. because of. Gr. epi. Ap. 104. ix. 3. See Zech. 12. 10. Even so = Yea. 8 Alpha and Omega = The Alpha and the Omega. See v. 17; 22. 13. the .. ending. The texts omit. LORD. The texts read "LORD God" (see Ap. 4. I, II, X). LORD. Ap. 98. VI. i. b. 1. B. b. Almighty Ap. 98. IV. The Gr. word occ.